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TODAY, Thursday, December 18th,
Viva Tango inc. Holiday Party
M I L O N G A
Live Tango Music & DJing
Fabulous Food and Dancing in Social Milonga Club Setting
Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.
From 8 – Midnight. Cost $20, $10 for students.
$15 for Non-dancers to listen to live music, watch dancing and refreshments
Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.
Details and Directions at www.VivaTango.org
3 half hour live music sessions, with DJing by Mike Littwin around them:
Amazing Tango Trio – Bio
Maurizio Najt – Piano
Is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.
Wendy Zoffer – Flute
Is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.
Pedro Giraudo – Bass
Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of musical projects, both his own award winning Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra and as a member of several prominent ensembles, ranging from tango to jazz.
In 2013 Pedro Giraudo was commissioned by Música de Cámara a piece for string orchestra which was presented in May 2014. He recently finished pieces for members of the San Diego Symphony and for Japanese clarinetist Sawako Yoshida.
He has played bass on dozens of recordings for the world’s leading labels including Sony, Warner, Nonesuch, Naxos and Harmonia Mundi, as well as for independent projects, and on movies including Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street II’. He is also the principal bassist of the Hudson Symphony Orchestra and the Música de Cámara String Ensemble.